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Interview by Stefania Garassini (Milan).
December 31, 2002.


Stefania Garassini: From which domain will the "Griffith", the "Fellini"of new media come from?

Lev Manovich: They have already come from all cultural domains. Many of the most celebrated cultural objects of our time are made with computers: for instance, Frank Gehry’s architecture, Merce Cunningham’s choreography, Andreas Gursky’s photography. These and countless other artists use computer as a tool, so they don't call their work new media – but nevertheless, without computer they would not be able to make their aesthetic discoveries.

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